S Africa vs Australia
Australia win by 6 wickets
Australia put in an all round performance to win the 3rd T20 by 6 wickets. They were good wicket the ball and efficient with the bat. South Africa kept losing wickets while batting and could only manage to score 128. Australia chased it down with 5 overs to spare.
Over 15 - Aus 129/4 (Hodge 11, Bailey 12)
Duminy comes back into the attack and Bailey hits the first ball over deep midwicket for a six. A single and then Hodge joins the action. Amla runs back at long-off but can't stop this from sailing over the boundary and Hodge gets six runs. A couple of singles and Australia just need two more to win. A yorker from Duminy and Hodge digs it out to long-off for a couple of runs. Australia win, and win with 5 overs to spare with 6 wickets in hand.
Over 14 - Aus 112/4 (Hodge 2, Bailey 4)
WICKET! Tahir picks up another wicket. Watson hits it straight up in the air and Faf takes a good catch at cover. Five singles from the rest of the over, Hodge is the new man in.
Over 13 - Aus 107/3 (Watson 35, Bailey 1)
A single to start the over, a leg stump yorker from Hendricks, Maxwell pushes it to deep square leg. WICKET! Hendricks traps Maxwell in front of the stumps and he is out lbw, Maxwell falls for 17. A couple of runs to end the over.
Over 12 - Aus 103/2 (Watson 33, Maxwell 16)
Morkel bowls a length ball and Watson hits it high and out of the ground over deep square leg for a six. Six more, this one is hit straight down the ground for a six, Watson attacking Morkel. A single and then Maxwell cuts it behind point for four. A single to end a big over from Morkel, 18 runs from it.
Over 11 - Aus 84/2 (Watson 20, Maxwell 10)
A couple of runs to start the over, Maxwell then sweeps Tahir in front of square for four. Three more singles to end the over, nine from it. Australia need 45 more to win.
Over 10 - Aus 74/2 (Watson 17, Maxwell 3)
A couple of singles and then Parnell bowls a wide down leg. A shout for caught behind, but the umpire gives it a wide. A couple more singles to end the over, five from it.
Over 9 - Aus 69/2 (Watson 15, Maxwell 1)
WICKET! Tahir strikes, Finch was looking dangerous, he goes for the slog sweep and hits it in the air to deep midwicket, Miller clings on to the catch. Maxwell walks out to bat. A couple of singles. A wicket and a couple of runs from the over.
Over 8 - Aus 67/1 (Watson 14, Finch 39)
Double change from South Africa, Morkel comes into the attack. A couple of singles and then Watson makes room for himself and hits the ball through third man for four. A couple of singles to end the over.
Over 7 - Aus 59/1 (Watson 8, Finch 37)
Tahir comes into the attack, four singles from his over. Australia need 70 runs from 13 overs.
Over 6 - Aus 55/1 (Watson 6, Finch 35)
Four singles from the first four balls, Watson flicks the ball through midwicket for four. This is his first boundary, Hendricks finishes his second over. Australia go past 50.
Over 5 - Aus 47/1 (Watson 0, Finch 33)
Parnell comes into the attack, Finch pulls the second ball of the over through deep midwicket for four. A slower ball from Parnell and Finch takes a single. WICKET! White goes for the upper cut and Tahir takes a good catch to get rid of White. Finch carries on, hits the last ball of the over through extra cover for four. Watson is the new man in.
Over 4 - Aus 38/0 (White 14, Finch 24)
Shortish ball outside off and Finch hits it through point for a couple of runs. Short and wide again from Tsotsobe and Finch slaps this one through point for four. White drives it off his back foot for a couple of runs. A couple more runs to end the over, Australia 38 for no loss.
Over 3 - Aus 27/0 (White 10, Finch 17)
Hendricks comes into the attack to bowl the third over, Finch hits the wide ball through point for four. A single to midwicket brings White on strike. Hendricks strays down the leg side and White hits it behind square for four. A couple of dots to end the over.
Over 2 - Aus 18/0 (White 6, Finch 12)
Tsotsobe starts for South Africa from the other end. White works the first ball down to fine leg for a single. Finch hits it but does not time it properly, gets a couple of runs to deep midwicket in the end. A single to rotate strike and then White cuts it away through point for four to end the over. Another good over for Australia.
Over 1 - Aus 11/0 (White 2, Finch 9)
Faf throws the ball to Duminy to bowl the first over, change in tactics from SA. Finch goes after the spinner, top edges it and it falls safely. White drives it down the ground for a single. Finch cuts it through point for four. Four more to end the over, Finch smashes it down the ground.
Over 20 - SA 128/7 (Parnell 17, Hendricks 12)
Final over of the innings, Parnell digs out a yorker from Coulter-Nile. Six, Hendricks swipes it over midwicket for a six, three singles and then a couple of runs to end the over. South Africa finish on 128 for 7 after 20 overs.
Over 19 - SA 117/7 (Parnell 13, Hendricks 5)
Hendricks takes a single to mid-on from the first ball of the over. Parnell chips it over the bowler's head for a couple of runs. A couple of singles to end the over, South Africa going at just over 6 per over.
Over 18 - SA 110/7 (Parnell 8, Hendricks 3)
Coulter-Nile replaces Watson, after just one over from Watson. Parnell flicks the first ball to deep square leg for a single. Hendricks gets off the mark by pushing the ball between deep square leg and deep midwicket for three runs. A couple of singles to end the over.
Over 17 - SA 104/7 (Parnell 6, Hendricks 0)
Starc is back into the attack, Morkel should expect yorkers now. Six, Morkel hits it over midwicket for a six, brilliant shot from him. SA go over 100. WICKET! Bowled him, Starc responds with a yorker and Morkel can't dig it out. Hendricks walks out to bat. A wide down leg side from Starc, SA 104 for 7 after 17 overs.
Over 16 - SA 97/6 (Parnell 6, A Morkel 12)
Four singles from the first four balls, Watson starts his first over. Six, Albie hits it over cow corner for a six, good shot takes SA to 96. A single to end the over, a good one for the Proteas.
Over 15 - SA 88/6 (Parnell 4, A Morkel 3)
An off cutter on middle stump from Henriques and Morkel cuts it through to third man for a single. Three dots and then Parnell lofts one down the ground for four to end the over.
Over 14 - SA 81/6 (Parnell 0, A Morkel 2)
A couple of singles and then De Kock slashes it through point for a couple of runs. WICKET! De Kock falls, Hogg picks up another big wicket. Brilliant bowling from Hogg, he produces the outside edge and Haddin takes a good catch behind the stumps. A dot to end the over, this is not a good score against Australia.
Over 13 - SA 77/5 (de Kock 38, A Morkel 1)
Three singles to start the over, Henriques starts his second over. WICKET! Another soft dismissal and Australia keep chipping away. The ball stops on Miller and he hits it straight to Bailey. Albie Morkel walks out to bat. A couple of singles to end the over. SA 77 for 5.
Over 12 - SA 72/4 (de Kock 36, Miller 1)
A couple of singles to start the over, Maxwell bowls a wide down the leg side. Four runs from the over, a good one under the circumstances.
Over 11 - SA 68/4 (de Kock 34, Miller 0)
A couple singles to start the over and then de Kock hits it over extra cover for a six, good connection as he hit that. A single and then WICKET! Hogg picks up the big wicket, AB hits it hard and flat to deep square leg and Hodge dives forward and takes a good catch. Miller walks out bat.
Over 10 - SA 59/3 (de Kock 26, de Villiers 10)
Coulter-Nile comes back into the attack, de Kock takes a single to start the over. Three dots and then a couple of singles. Good over from Coulter-Nile, three singles from it.
Over 9 - SA 56/3 (de Kock 24, de Villiers 9)
Hogg starts his second over, a couple of runs to start the over and then AB did not get hold of that but hits it over midwicket for a six. A couple of singles to end the over.
Over 8 - SA 46/3 (de Kock 22, de Villiers 1)
A single to start the over de Kock gives the strike to Duminy. WICKET! Duminy hits it straight to deep cover, Henriques takes the catch. A couple of singles to end the over. AB walks out to bat.
Over 7 - SA 43/2 (de Kock 20, Duminy 13)
De Kock takes a couple of runs to start the over, Brad Hogg starts his first over. A couple of singles and then De Kock hits it through deep midwicket for four. A single to end the over, 9 runs from the over.
Over 6 - SA 34/2 (de Kock 12, Duminy 13)
Maxwell continues and Duminy hits the first ball for four. It is tossed up and Duminy sweeps it to deep square leg for a couple.
Over 5 - SA 28/2 (de Kock 12, Duminy 7)
Henriques comes into the attack, Bailey shuffling his bowlers. A single to start the over, de Kock gives Duminy the strike. Duminy hits it through extra cover for four. A single to end the over, six runs from it.
Over 4 - SA 22/2 (de Kock 11, Duminy 2)
Maxwell comes into the attack, Faf hits him through the midwicket region for four. Good footwork and Faf gets his first boundary. WICKET! Faf was looking in good touch but he hits it straight to mid-off where Hogg takes the catch. Duminy comes out to bat. Duminy cuts the last ball through point for a couple of runs.
Over 3 - SA 16/1 (de Kock 11, du Plessis 1)
Amla takes a single from the first ball, pushes the ball through cover and mid-off. Another single brings Amla on strike. WICKET! Starc strikes, Amla hit on his pads in front of the stumps and that is an easy decision to make for the umpire. Faf comes out to bat, takes a single through mid-on to get off the mark.
Over 2 - SA 13/0 (de Kock 10, Amla 1)
Coulter-Nile starts from the other end, Amla gets off the mark. A wide, too far down leg from Coulter-Nile. De Kock charges down the pitch and hits it through midwicket for four. Six, this is even better, de Kock whips it away for four through midwicket again. 13 runs from the over.
Over 1 - SA 0/0 (de Kock 0, Amla 0)
Starc starts the first over for Australia and Amla and de Kock at the crease for the Proteas. There was rain earlier today and there are patches of saw dust around the ground. The ball is also seaming and bouncing, Starc starts with a maiden.
Cameron White comes in for David Warner and AB replaces Farhan Behardien. Imran Tahir also gets a game today. Christian is replaced by Moises Henriques.
Australia have won the toss and have opted to field first.
Hello and welcome to the third and final T20 between South Africa and Australia, this time in Centurion, where the weather seems to be playing along for once.
- 14th Mar 2014
- Australia won the toss and elected to bowl.
- Supersport Park
- J D Cloete, S George
- TV Umpire
- A T Holdstock
- Match Referee
- B C Broad
- Reserve Umpire
- K H Hurter
australia BATTING CARD
|A.J. Finch||c Miller b Tahir||39|
|C.L. White||c Tahir b Parnell||14|
|S.R. Watson||c du Plessis b Tahir||35|
|G.J. Maxwell||lbw Hendricks||17|
|G.J. Bailey||Not out||12|
|B.J. Hodge||Not out||11|
|Total||15.0 Overs||129 - 4|